Paper Plate Weaving-Make a Yarn Bowl!


My students LOVE this project! It's a great project for them to work on during their free time throughout the quarter, or it takes about three 45 minute class periods to complete (or less for a smaller bowl).

Check out my printable student instructions on TpT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Printable-Plate-Weaving-Student-Handout-1218493

1.) Make 21 marks on a paper plate (Chinet brand works really well!). Number the marks 1-21 and make a .5'' cut on each mark.

 2.) Tape the end of a ball of yarn to the back of the plate by the #1 cut. Do not cut the yarn off of the ball!

3.) Put the yarn through the #1 cut and stretch it over the top of the plate to the #12 slot. 

4.) Bring the yarn from the #12 slot over through the #13 slot. 

5.) And then across to the #2 slot. The front of your plate should look like this:

6.) Continue...
over to #3
across to #14
over to #15
across to #4
over to #5
across to #16
over to #17
across to #6
over to #7
across to #18
over to #19
across to #8
over to #9
across to #20
over to #21
across to #11
over to #10

The front of your plate should look like this:


7.) This part is a little bit tricky. Cut the string so you have about 18''. Take the end of the string and tuck it under the middle between cuts #20 and #21. Bring it up between cuts #9 and #10 and tie it in a knot around the middle. You can trim the extra off:

8. To start weaving, cut about 2' of yarn and tie it as close to the center as you can. 

9.) Bunch up the yarn and weave over, under, over, under, all the way around the bowl. Keep pulling the yarn through as you go. 

It will start to look like this:

To finish the yarn bowl, tie the end of your yarn to one of the spokes. 

Take the loops off one at a time. Cut them in half, and tie them in a double knot. Tie the end of yarn that you taped to the bowl to any string. You can trim the ends off of the knots or leave them. 



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